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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Kevin, Kevin and Kim!

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Join us Monday, May 14, 2018 from 4-6 PM Eastern!

It’s officially summer here in Florida. We’ve already had several days with temperatures in the 80s, and we’ve had more than one thunderstorm. Beaches are crawling with tourists who want to spend the day in the sun. Surely, a good book would make the time pass pleasantly?

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Our first guest is K.M. Ecke author of Moral Panic. Not only does he have a good book to entertain you, he’s also a musician, with an album called Change of Mind. You can hear his music on Spotify, or his YouTube channel, The Dream Flow. This is his first time on the show, and we’re delighted to have him here. Welcome, KM!

KM will be on from 4:00-4:40 EDT

Kim Terry

Our next guest is Kim Terry, author of From Her Mother’s Arms. We’re so happy to have her on the show for the first time. Welcome, Kim!

Kim will be on from 4:40-5:20 EDT

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Our final guest is KG Bethlehem, the author of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Dystopian novels, including Avenging Knights, Astronomical, and The Forever Spring. This is also KG’s first time on the show, and we’re so pleased to have him here. Welcome, KG!

KG will be on from 5:20-6:00 EDT

Join us for a fun filled 2 hours while we talk to these fantastic authors!

 

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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Kent, Larry & Paul

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Join Us Monday, April 9, 4-6 PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio

Can it really be April so soon? Spring is springing all over the place, at least we hope so! Flowers are blooming, grass needs mowing and pollen is flying. If you’re like Dellani, you enjoy the great outdoors from inside. (allergies and asthma – such fun) How better to spend your time than reading a great book? Our three authors have books to entertain you through the sunny days of spring.

Kent Wayne

First up is a new guest, who sometimes goes by the name Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha, but we know him more prosaically as Kent Wayne. As the name suggests, he is the author of sci-fi books The Echo Series; Approaching Shatter, The Taste of Ashes, The Dialectic of Agony. Welcome, Kent!

Larry D Thompson

Our next guest is also new to the show, though I’ve had the pleasure of reading several of his books. Please welcome Larry D. Thompson, author of legal thrillers White Witch, Insanity Plea, Dead Peasants.

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Our third guest is another first timer. I don’t know if he has a nickname, but I know him as Paul Nosach. He is a horror/ mystery/ fantasy author of Bloody Hearts, Broken Trust, Dead and Bound. Welcome, Paul!

Welcome to the show, gentlemen! I know we’re going to have a great time! Join Us LIVE or Catch the Recording Later.

 

Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Livy, Maureen and Savannah

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Be sure to join the fun on Dellani’s Tea Time – TODAY, March 13 at 4:00 PM EDT when Dellani and Christina welcome Livy Broussard, Mauareen Larter and Savannah Verte to the show. All these ladies are new to the show, so let’s welcome them and show them a good time! If you can’t join us live, the link will take you to the podcast recording later!

Livy Broussard has a website, The Fire Breathing Bunny, devoted to surviving eating disorders, as well as being the author of creative non-fiction.

MaureenLarter joins us from New South Wales. She is the author of several children’s books like Candy Cow and the Caterpillar or Broken Wing; Book 1 of the Fairies of Aurora. She also has a variety of Simple Gardening Guides.

SavannahVerte is a paranormal and fanstasy author whose books include Sultry & Sinful, Book of Time, CASE Revelations and more!

Tune in Monday, March 13 at 4:00 PM EDT on Blog Talk Radio!

Rachel Rueben – Breakout Artist of the Month!

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Rachel is quiet, self-effacing and understated. What she doesn’t tell you is how much is going on underneath. She’s witty, capable, intelligent and talented. Just reading her breakout novel, Hag, shows you that. I was fortunate to be able to get Rachel to do an interview for me after sharing her wonderful book with me.

Rachel will be my guest on Dellani’s Tea Time Monday June 11 at 4:00 PM Eastern time on Blog Talk Radio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2012/06/11/dellanis-tea-time

When did you start writing?

I wrote my first book at the age of 12, it was for an English project. We were given physical books to work and write in. My friend was the illustrator and my other friend was the editor and I handled the actual story. It was called: The Shadow and our teacher loved it. We would have gotten an A, but my friend turned it in late. I learned then, never to work with amateurs!

What gave you the idea for your first book?

Hag was inspired by an Oprah show about men on the Down Low. For those who don’t know what that is, it’s basically where closeted, gay men live publicly, as though they’re straight. They get married and even have kids meanwhile, they’re having sex with men, on the down low. After the show, I wrote a very brief outline and walked away for two years.

I didn’t actually sit down and write the book, until a string of suicides of young, gay men made the news. The outrage and confusion, just made my mind explode with ideas.

What genre do you write?

Young Adult and Children’s.

What do you do to keep yourself focused?

I’m driven by results, I need to see my ideas become reality. So when I say I’m writing a book about transvestite werewolves, I’ll give myself a timeline in which to do it. I hold myself accountable. If I miss a benchmark, I take time out of social life (What little is left!) or I even miss out on sleep to catch up. The threat of sleep deprivation is always a good motivator! 

Do you stay with one project or do you work on multiple projects?

Right now, I’m sticking with just one, but I’ve been known to juggle many projects at once.

What is your writing process?

It varies with each project. Children’s stories come easily to me. They just flow for me and I can’t really explain that. YA on the other hand, requires a lot of thought because it’s harder to keep the attention of a teenager for 100 pages. Also, you can’t take liberties like you do with little ones. I usually write a more thorough outline and research a lot more for a YA novel.

How do you find your voice?

I don’t, I just keep my mouth shut and let the characters tell their story. It’s sooo not about me!

Do you know your ending before you begin?

Never.

What is your latest release?

Hag.

What other books do you have published?

None.

Where are your books available?

Currently Hag is published only in eBook form at Amazon, but in July, it’ll be available at all major eRetailers. The print edition is due out April 20th.

HAG – Rachel Reuben

 Audrey Saldano has learned to be tough. Living on the less posh side of Cleveland, she’s learned to defend herself. The only thing she can’t defend herself against is the pain she feels when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Desmond, with his new girlfriend, Raquel.

Even the appearance of a hot, interesting new guy, Roddai, can’t make her feel any less upset. In fact, Roddai irritates her even more. He’s persistent and, eventually, Audrey finds that she enjoys his company.

Audrey isn’t quite sure what’s going on when Desmond shows up at her home and wants to be friends again. In fact, he asks her out to a carnival and she agrees to go. While there, he’s jumped by a bunch of boys from another school. Desmond fights them off, but gets surrounded. Fortunately, Roddai isn’t far away and jumps in to help Desmond, scaring the other boys off.

For a time, life seems pretty good. She and Desmond are back together and she’s friends with Roddai. Everything is fine until Desmond decides to get even with the guys who jumped him at the Winter Carnival. This time, things don’t go so well and Desmond is seriously hurt. Audrey’s life falls apart. Desmond’s death reveals secrets he’d been keeping, even from her.

Hag is an intense, real life drama for teens. Gritty and hard hitting, Hag closely examines Audrey’s situation and asks the question, “What would you do if…?”

The characters in Hag are well fleshed out and seem authentic to the reader. Audrey is an especially good, three dimensional character. Her grief and anger are very real. While we might not agree with her actions, we can see why she reacts in the way she does. She is tough, independent, self-sufficient and doesn’t rely on others to fight her battles for her.

I really enjoyed Hag is a great coming of age story for young adult readers 16+ and adults. It will make you laugh, cry and cheer.